The drama in Washington over the partial government shutdown and debt-ceiling deadline is coming to a head today. Here’s a look at the key moments to look for in this ongoing story.
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, a noted liberal, threw the Constitution figuratively at GOP Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday night, as tensions flared in the debt-ceiling debate.
Lyle Denniston looks at the state of Michigan’s argument in the Schuette affirmative action case, and if the Supreme Court can be persuaded that banning affirmative action creates an equal opportunity for all races.
Author Thomas B. Allen looks at George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, and what it helped the First Congress accomplish, as a comparative point for today’s Congress in Washington.
On Tuesday afternoon, Constitution Daily spoke with Shai Akabas from the Bipartisan Policy Center about what the default date really means in the debt-ceiling drama, and why the government would have a tough time prioritizing its bills if it defaulted.
Alexander Fullman previews Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a case in front of the Court on Tuesday that gives the Justices the opportunity to address the issue of affirmative action from the opposite perspective it usually does.
A key part of the fiscal cliff drama last January, across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, are now a big obstacle in preventing a deal in Washington about the debt ceiling and government shutdown.
Adam H. Rosenzweig from the Washington University School of Law proposes a different approach to ending the debt ceiling crisis: Let the Supreme Court resolve it as a Constitutional matter.
The Supreme Court will hear five arguments in its term’s second week, starting on Tuesday. Another case about affirmative action will get the most attention. Here’s a quick look at all five cases.
Jeffrey Rosen, the CEO of the National Constitution Center, argues that the Supreme Court should consider a broader historical definition of corruption, as it was understood by the Founding Fathers, as it considers the McCutcheon case about campaign finance.